I don't know why this is news. I went to watch it, hearing all the great
things about it and was offended but the first few minutes and turned it off. I
don't believe this should even be watched by Christians regardless of the
Religion has been and will continue to be peripheral to most people's
lives. At the forefront of human behavior is self-interest, tribalism,
nationalism, and social hierarchy. Religion only enters the fray as a platform
with which to express the above motives. A person who commits a crime, citing
religion, is being no more accurate than a person who commits a good deed and
likewise cites religion. This is the essence of religious expression: as human
societies became more populous, mechanisms to distinguish individuals by levels
of trust and accountability arose in order to accomplish that task. What people
need to recognize is not how much piety a person is actually showing, but what
that slight conveyance of piety suggests about their character and whether that
expression is in and of itself justifiable in the larger context of gaining
respect, power, money, etc. The TV show seems to put religion in its
proper context; irrelevant with regard to informing oneself about the natural
world, but potent in contemporary society toward showing that a person has
positive motives and is more honest or moral than a person claiming no religion.
I find it funny how religious people never want others to bring up the negative
sides of religion. They only want to talk and focus on the good things that
religions do.There is no doubt that religions have done immense good
in the world since there inception. But a lot of very bad things things have
been done in the name of religion as well (persecution, most wars, torture,
witch trials, etc....). Religious people should not be offended when other
people want to talk about the negative side of faith and believing.
Any Christian expecting to have a fair portrayal of Christianity from a
television show that includes graphic portrayals of lesbian sex and that is full
of profanity is always likely to be disappointed.
There really isn't much religious victimhood to be gleaned from this show.
"Why is the show’s only serious religious character a whackadoo
murderess?"Because it's a show about criminals?